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Hecht, Ana Carolina; Enriz, Noelia; García Palacios, Mariana – Intercultural Education, 2016
In this paper, we analyze the relevance of intercultural education within contemporary educational debates in Argentina. First, we will review Argentinean legislation. Then, we will discuss the core characteristics of the Argentine educational system in order to study the historical incorporation of indigenous people into the school system. Later,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, History, Indigenous Populations
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Eden, Devorah; Kang, SoYoung – Intercultural Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative case study was to explore multicultural education for "newcomers" in Israel and in South Korea. Despite their differences, the two countries face the same inflow of two types of newcomers--one group that is expected to fully integrate, and the other of newcomers considered temporary. The educational challenge…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Integration, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
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Kinginger, C. – Intercultural Education, 2015
This paper reviews some recent studies problematizing various aspects of identity in relation to mobile students' encounters with the social interactive and pragmatic dimensions of language. The paper will examine several salient demographic categories represented in the literature: nationality, 'foreigner' status, gender, age, and…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Self Concept, Pragmatics, Language Usage
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Cushner, Kenneth; Chang, Shu-Ching – Intercultural Education, 2015
The following study was designed to determine the extent to which intercultural competence, as measured by the Intercultural Development Inventory, is impacted as a result of an overseas student teaching experience. Student teachers participating in an overseas student teaching experience from 8 to 15 weeks through the Consortium for Overseas…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Overseas Employment, Intercultural Programs, Teaching Experience
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Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Intercultural Education, 2015
Approaches to the concept of culture and teaching cultural competence in a foreign language classroom have been changing over the last decades. The paper summarises, compares, contrasts and evaluates four major approaches to teaching cultural competence in foreign language teaching, that is, knowledge-based approach, contrastive approach,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cummins, Jim – Intercultural Education, 2015
The paper reviews quantitative and qualitative research evidence regarding the relationship between intercultural education and academic achievement among students from socially marginalized communities. Intercultural education is conceptualized as including a focus both on generating understanding and respect for diverse cultural traditions and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Academic Achievement, School Policy, Multilingualism
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Gutiérrez Almarza, G.; Durán Martínez, R.; Beltrán Llavador, F. – Intercultural Education, 2015
A pre-placement questionnaire was completed by a cohort of 30 students participating in the Erasmus exchange programmes from the University of Salamanca, placed in British universities, and by a group of 25 Nottingham Trent University students hosted by diverse Spanish universities. The questionnaire was then analysed with the aim of providing a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Questionnaires, Student Placement, Exchange Programs
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Messelink, H. E.; Van Maele, J.; Spencer-Oatey, H. – Intercultural Education, 2015
When promoting intercultural learning in the context of study and placement mobility, intercultural educators are specifying what students should be learning. Research not only confirms the genuine impact of real-life intercultural contact on intercultural learning, but also shows how this impact can be enhanced through institutional support and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Student Placement, Student Mobility, Intercultural Communication
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Penman, C.; Ratz, S. – Intercultural Education, 2015
This article contributes to the debate on what form of preparation and support can enhance the intercultural student experience during a Year Abroad. It presents a credit-bearing and multi-modal module at a UK university designed to both prepare students prior to departure through a series of workshops and activities on an e-portfolio and help…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Holistic Approach, Longitudinal Studies, Multicultural Education
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Borghetti, C.; Beaven, A.; Pugliese, R. – Intercultural Education, 2015
The study presented in this article aims to explore if and how intercultural learning may take place in students' class interaction. It is grounded in the assumption that interculturality is not a clear-cut feature inherent to interactions occurring when individuals with presumed different linguistic and cultural/national backgrounds talk to each…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Classroom Communication, Intercultural Communication
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Holmes, P.; Bavieri, L.; Ganassin, S. – Intercultural Education, 2015
This study reports on students' and teachers' perspectives on a programme designed to develop Erasmus students' intercultural understanding prior to going abroad. We aimed to understand how students and their teachers perceived pre-departure materials in promoting their awareness of key concepts related to interculturality (e.g., essentialism,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Robertson, Sally-Ann; Graven, Mellony – Intercultural Education, 2015
This paper focuses on patterns of post-apartheid learner migration between schools previously segregated along racial lines. South Africa's shift away from cultural and linguistic isolationism and the ways this has impacted educational arrangements in this country, most particularly in relation to the language of learning and teaching, affects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Vignettes
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Civil, Marta; Hunter, Roberta – Intercultural Education, 2015
This article focuses on argumentation in mathematics classrooms in two different geographic contexts, the US and New Zealand. Drawing on data from a case with immigrant students (Pasifika) in NZ and a case with Mexican American students in the US, we argue for the need to study the concept of argumentation through a cultural and language lens. Our…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Mathematics Instruction, Cultural Background, Immigrants
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Jorgensen, Robyn – Intercultural Education, 2015
For many students, coming to learn mathematics is as much about the pedagogical relay through which concepts are conveyed as it is about the mathematics per se. This relay comprises social, cultural and linguistic norms as well as the mathematical discourse. In this study, I outline the practices of one remote school and how the teaching practices…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standard Spoken Usage
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Subramanian, Jayasree – Intercultural Education, 2015
In this paper, situated in the context of elementary and secondary school mathematics curriculum in India, I argue that centrally determined uniform curriculum would have very little to offer a large majority of students in a country that is diverse in many ways.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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